Beautiful People

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 08, 2005 on ABC Family
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When Lynn Kerr's daughter Sophie wins a scholarship to an elite school she must pack up her two daughters and move from New Mexico to New York City. As Sophie starts school she quickly finds out the school is run by the "beautiful people" and they aren't too impressed by her.moreless

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Brad Borbridge

Brad Borbridge

Douglas

Guest Star

Sasha Roiz

Sasha Roiz

Mr. Tabor

Guest Star

Genevieve Kang

Genevieve Kang

Madeleine

Guest Star

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey

Julian Fiske

Recurring Role

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

Claudette

Recurring Role

Michéle Duquet

Michéle Duquet

Rona Fiske

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  • QUOTES (13)

    • Sophie: So you guys have all known each other forever.
      Annabelle: Gideon and I met the first day of pre-kindergarten.
      Gideon: Yeah our shrinks introduced us. We've all known each other since the womb once you enter all this you can never leave. It's like the Mafia.

    • Nicholas: My dad doesn't love my mom. He married her for her money.
      Sophie: My dad dumped my mom for my sister's best friend.
      Nicholas: And we have a winner!

    • Sophie: it doesn't feel like home and where I'm from doesn't either. It's weird like I've got no home. Now I sound like a pathetic character from a Dickens's novel.
      Gideon: I for one am very glad you came. Your mere presence has doubled the number of girls who talk to me. And I was thinking we could be friends that way you wouldn't have to miss me cause I'm right here.

    • Nicholas: (introduces himself) Nicholas Fiskes of the New York Fiskes.
      Sophie: I'm Sophie Kerr of the New Mexico Kerr's. Perhaps you've heard of us. Our portfolio consists of a 2002 VW compact and a bust of Sunny Rockman.
      Nicholas: Don't mistake pretension for what is, just old fashion inbreeding.

    • Sophie: This place is big.
      Lynn: Colossal.
      Sophie: We're not in New Mexico anymore.

    • Karen: Calm down woman. You're there! This is the year Sophie.
      Sophie: What year?
      Karen: Your year for sex! Tenth grade, New York, breasts. It's like the perfect storm.

    • Sophie: (chooses a credit card from Paisley's hands) Claudette (picks another card) Madelyn.
      Madelyn: Yes
      Sophie: (picks a third card) Too bad (sarcastically) I really wanted the miles.
      Paisley: (shocked) Guess this one's on me.
      Sophie: Thanks.

    • Paisley: And you're from where, Kansas?
      Sophie: New Mexico.
      Paisley: Oh so your practically Mexican. Our housekeeper, Esmeralda's, from Mexico, maybe you know her?

    • Teacher: Welcome back. I hope you all had a nice summer in whichever Hampton island or planet you people vacation on.

    • Gideon: The BPs.
      Sophie: BPs?
      Gideon: Beautiful People, which they are and we're not, thank god.
      Sophie: I can't believe you guys name your cliques.
      Gideon: It's just easier to loath something when it has a name.

    • Karen: Right now you just want the guys to check you out.
      Sophie: The guys check you out. They ignore me.
      Karen: Not since mother nature paid you a visit.

    • Karen: All that matters the first day if flirt, flirt, flirt.
      Sophie: I failed flirting remember.

    • Sophie (nervously): Um, well... I'm from New Mexico. This is my first time in New York. Uh.. I'm not that good at talking in front of people. I suffer from a mild case of topophobia, also known as stage fright. When I was little, I suffered I had agoraphobia, the fear of open spaces, but I've since licked that. I used to joke with my mom that the thing I didn't suffer from was hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which is a fear of long words.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The Wizard of Oz
      Sophie: We're not in New Mexico anymore.

      Sophie's line alludes to the line Dorothy said about arriving in Oz in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

    • Lynn: (to Paisley) What did Polly Mellon say? "Less is more".

      Polly Mellon was the fashion reporter for the New York Times.

    • Vincent Van Gogh
      Gideon: Calm down, I'm not ready to start chopping off any ears yet.

      Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) was an extremely important artist of the 19th century. He was very good friends with another famous painter, Paul Gauguin. In 1888, after having a fight with Gauguin, Van Gogh returned home and took a razor to his own ear and cut downward so that the lower part of his left ear was gone. He then went and gave it to a prostitute.

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